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best British & World English

Of the most excellent or desirable type or quality

best in well1 British & World English

In a good or satisfactory way

Best, Charles Herbert British & World English

(1899–1978), American-born Canadian physiologist who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin in 1922

Best, George British & World English

(1946–2005), Northern Irish footballer. A winger for Manchester United, he was named European Footballer of the Year in 1968

best in good British & World English

To be desired or approved of

at best in best British & World English

Taking the most optimistic view

at best British & World English

Taking the most optimistic view

best-of British & World English

A list or collection comprising the best examples of something, especially songs by a particular band or artist

best ball British & World English

The better score at a hole of two or more players competing as a team

best boy British & World English

The assistant to the chief electrician of a film crew

best buy British & World English

An item or product which gives the best value for money out of all its competitors

best end British & World English

The rib end of a neck of lamb or other meat

best man British & World English

A male friend or relative chosen by a bridegroom to assist him at his wedding

next best British & World English

Second in order of preference

know best British & World English

Have better knowledge or more appropriate skills

know best in know British & World English

Have better knowledge or more appropriate skills

best wishes in best British & World English

An expression of hope for someone’s future happiness or welfare, often written at the end of a letter

best wishes British & World English

An expression of hope for someone’s future happiness or welfare, often written at the end of a letter

best-loved British & World English

Most popular or favoured

least best British & World English

Worst out of a group which are all desirable or of good quality

second best British & World English

Next after the best

third best British & World English

Good enough to be next after the second-best thing of the same type

Sunday best British & World English

A person’s best clothes, worn on Sundays or special occasions

best practice British & World English

Commercial or professional procedures that are accepted or prescribed as being correct or most effective

personal best British & World English

The best time or score ever achieved by a sports player in a particular event

all the best in best British & World English

Said or written to wish a person well on ending a letter or parting

give someone/thing best in best British & World English

Admit the superiority of someone or something

all the best British & World English

Said or written to wish a person well on ending a letter or parting

someone's best plan in plan British & World English

A person’s (or the) most sensible course of action

best of breed in best British & World English

The animal in a show judged to be the best representative of its breed

one's best years in best British & World English

The most vigorous and productive period of one’s life; one’s prime

best of breed British & World English

The animal in a show judged to be the best representative of its breed

one's best in best British & World English

The highest standard or level that someone or something can reach

to advantage in advantage British & World English

In a way which displays or makes good use of the best aspects of something

as best one can in best British & World English

As effectively as possible under the circumstances

the best of three in best British & World English

Victory achieved by winning the majority of a specified odd number of games

be for the best in best British & World English

Be desirable in the end, although not at first seeming so

had best do something in best British & World English

Find it most sensible or well advised to do the thing mentioned

make the best of in best British & World English

Derive what limited advantage one can from (something unsatisfactory)

six of the best in best British & World English

A caning as a punishment, traditionally with six strokes of the cane

as best one can British & World English

As effectively as possible under the circumstances

one's best friend British & World English

One’s closest friend

one's best years British & World English

The most vigorous and productive period of one’s life; one’s prime


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